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Civil Emergency Messages
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
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Civil Emergency Message
NEC159-240000-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
SEWARD CITY ADMINISTRATOR
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
418 PM CDT TUE AUG 22 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SEWARD
CITY ADMINISTRATOR.

THE WATER EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF SEWARD NEBRASKA IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE AT LEAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

DO NOT CONSUME ANY SEWARD CITY WATER DUE TO UNKNOWN CONCENTRATIONS
IN THE WATER!

THE CITY OF SEWARD IS ACTIVELY WORKING ON A MAJOR WATER ISSUE.
THE LEAK HAS BEEN REPAIRED AND CITY OFFICIALS ARE IN THE PROCESS
OF CONDUCTING TESTS ON THE WATER.

DO NOT BOIL WATER FOR CONSUMPTION, INCLUDING DRINKING AND COOKING.
YOU MAY STILL SHOWER, FLUSH TOILETS, AND DO LAUNDRY. PLEASE LIMIT
YOUR WATER USE TO ENSURE PRESSURE REMAINS IN THE SYSTEM.

MAKE SURE THAT SMALL CHILDREN ARE NOT CONSUMING THE WATER WHILE
BATHING.

WE HAVE ALL CITY AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WORKING ON THE ISSUE PLEASE
ONLY CALL CITY HALL OR 911 DISPATCH IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

$$

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 11:36:26 AM »
http://www.sewardindependent.com/water-system-back-on-line-in-seward-water-still-not/article_e474da2c-868f-11e7-8eaf-57f838915a0a.html

Water system back on line in Seward; water still not fit for consumption

by Kevin Zadina Aug 21, 2017

The City of Seward water cannot be consumed after a water main break happened Sunday and water pressure failed in the system.

The water main break near Highway 15 and Izaak Walton Road was discovered under floodwater from the Big Blue River around 6 p.m. last night.

The city will have water tested in 40 locations today and Tuesday.

If clean water tests come back Wednesday, the system will receive clearance from the state to be used again for consumption.

City of Seward Mayor Josh Eickmeier credited the city employees who worked hard to find the problem and prevent further problems.

“Our employees have done a phenomenal job of going above and beyond to isolate the problem and then to begin to restoring water in the community. I just want to say a special thanks to the city employees and all the other emergency response that we have received from throughout the area,” Eickmeier said.

State Sen. Mark Kolterman of Seward helped get the Nebraska National Guard to deliver potable water to Seward. The Buffalo Tanker is currently located at the Nebraska National Guard Museum at 201 N. 8th Street.

“I also want to echo what the mayor said. I want to thank our city crews for all the work that they did. They have worked tirelessly for a number of hours throughout the night trying to address this issue,” City Administrator Greg Butcher said.

Timeline

1:30 p.m
. Sunday, Aug. 20 – The city received notification through emergency alerts on its water system that the water levels in both water towers were starting to decrease rapidly. City employees responded to the alerts and started the process of trying to find the problem.

3 p.m. – City crews updated the city administrator that they were looking for a water main break. No breaks were found.

4 p.m. – The city was starting to get calls about low water pressure throughout the city. Crews began to close values underneath the Big Blue River and Plum Creek as they figured the main break was under the floodwaters.

6 p.m. – Tim Richtig, water/waste water director, reported they had found an issue near Tenneco at Highway 15 and Izaak Walton Road. The water main was located under heavy brush cover and under floodwater. Crews monitored the area and determined there was a big hole with cleaner water coming out. Water valves were closed to the main break. However, some valves could not be closed because of the high floodwater.

Emergency management organizations were contacted to be included and updated.

“We have a two-fold issue, Butcher said. “We had too much water and not enough water going on at the exact same time. We had a lot of organized pieces moving around.”

6:30 p.m. – Mayor Eickmeier signed a Declaration of Emergency, and the county signed an emergency declaration which allowed the city to work with the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard.

6:30-7 p.m. – The city issued an alert that city water should not be consumed.

9:30 p.m. – After numerous valves were shut off, the city started to refill its towers, which began to restore water pressure.

Butcher said residents should now be able to use the water for bathing, laundry and other household needs, but the water should not be consumed until further notice because of unknown contaminants.

The water must test clean for two consecutive days before it will be OK to drink or cook with.

The Nebraska National Guard is offering drinkable water from a tanker truck west of the museum. Pac ‘N’ Save Grocery and Wal-Mart have scheduled extra shipments of bottled water, and Culligan of Crete will have water for sale in the former Mike’s Fresh Market parking lot.

Email kevinzadina@sewardindependent.com

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Re: Civil Emergency Messages
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=bmx&wwa=civil%20emergency%20message

Civil Emergency Message
ALC085-091315-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
531 PM CST FRI DEC 8 2017

THE LOWNDES COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS FOR LOWDNES COUNTY ARE REQUESTING THAT
RESIDENTS USE EXTREME CAUTION ON AREA ROADWAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL
FALL BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT AND WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO FREEZE,
LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

WINTRY MIXED PRECIPITATION HAS ACCUMULATED AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AND SOME ROADS
COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. PLEASE LIMIT
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AND USE EXTREME
CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.

$$
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ALC001-007-019-021-027-029-037-047-051-065-073-091-105-111-117-
119-121-123-091300-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
423 PM CST FRI DEC 8 2017

THE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FOR SUMTER, GREENE,
MARENGO, HALE, PERRY, DALLAS, AUTAUGA, CHILTON, BIBB, JEFFERSON,
SHELBY, COOSA, ELMORE, TALLAPOOSA, CLAY, TALLADEGA, RANDOLPH,
CLEBURNE, AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
FOR EACH COUNTY ARE REQUESTING THAT RESIDENTS USE EXTREME CAUTION
ON AREA ROADWAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING
OVERNIGHT AND WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO FREEZE, LEADING TO HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

WINTRY MIXED PRECIPITATION HAS ACCUMULATED AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AND SOME ROADS
COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. PLEASE LIMIT
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AND USE EXTREME
CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.

$$
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